In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. I am a big fan of the album format, and love to experience the entire album the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work.
Like any music lover, I love to share what I'm listening to and discover some new things from friends. Here's my playlist for this week. Please put your lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook Page.
The latest DM album - from 2009.
Key Tracks: Wrong, Peace, Perfect
Suede frontman's third solo album. One of my favorite albums from 2009.
Key Tracks: Hymn, Summer, The Hunted
Traveling songs. Definitely should be in your collection.
Key Tracks: Born On A Train, I Have The Moon, Lonely Highway
Gaye's classic 1971 record. Features the amazing James Jamerson on bass. You own this album, right?
Key Tracks: What's Going On, Inner City Blues, Mercy Mercy Me
I recently heard a track from this album and was blown away, thinking why hadn't I heard this before. Then I looked at the copyright date and realized it was brand new! Sounds direct from the 60s.
Key Tracks: The World (Is Going Up In Flames), The Telephone Song
Can't believe this album is 20 years old.
Key Tracks: Grey Cell Green, Nothing Like, Happy
PJ's third album. Contains the amazing track, Better Man.
Key Tracks: Better Man, Nothingman, Corduroy, Immortality
I didn't really pay attention to this album when it was originally released, so this was literally like listening to it for the first time. Experimental, down tempo and eclectic.